Members of the University community often ask our staff about three leading newspapers: “How can I read The Washington Post or The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal online.” The University Libraries provides access to all these newspapers and more, but finding these news sources among our many electronic resources can be challenging. We have recently addressed your concerns and made it so much easier.
As you can see in these screenshots, Newspapers has been added to the categories on top of the SearchBox simple search (first image) and when a user selects Newspapers (second image), they can then link directly to today’s issue. The daily papers are available at 8 AM (ET) each day.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of more than 77.8 million records from more than 5,000 international publishers that provides an overview of the world’s peer-reviewed research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science and arts and humanities. It includes books, chapters, articles-in-press, conference papers, data papers, editorials, and patents.
Training sessions for faculty and students will be offered on Wednesday, April 12, in Mullen Library. Instruction will be provided by Christina Mattioli, Elsevier. Elsevier swag available for attendees! Register here; space is limited.
What drives an artist to create?
For the viewer of the drawing, painting, or sculpture, mystery often surrounds the creative process. It is also true that what motivates an artist varies amongst artists.
For Dony Mac Manus, Lecturer of Drawing and Sculpture in the Department of Art, Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art and the University’s first Artist in Residence, the starting point is often a commission for a work of liturgical art. Like many artists, he develops his ideas first through sketches inspired by primary source readings and visuals from museums, churches, and books. However, deep faith, prayer, and contemplation are the critical ingredients that differentiate his creative process from that of many others.
Created in Reverence: The Artistic Process of Dony Mac Manus is on view in Mullen Library’s May Gallery through the Spring, 2023 semester. The items on display include watercolor and clay sketches, and will give visitors a glimpse into Mac Manus’s approach based on Thomas Aquinas’s definition of art as recto ratio factibilium or right reason in regard to the making of things
Sit Down and Stand Up: Women of Action in the Civil Rights Movement is on display in the Mullen Library Lobby near the 1st Floor Computer Lab. Although the effects of the Civil Rights Movement truly came to light in the 1950s when speeches and protests were finally heard and acted on by the American people and government, people of color were standing up for their rights long before the middle of the century and continue to do so today. Visit the exhibit to learn more about the tenacious women who fought for their own and others’ civil rights over the past century.
The exhibit Windows & Mirrors: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature is on view on the 2nd floor of Mullen Library in the Main Reading Room. This offering shines a spotlight on the importance of exploring diversity in children’s literature and how using such works in education can open children up to better understanding themselves and the world around them. Our Juvenile Collection features many books that show diverse stories and many that are created by authors and illustrators that come from underrepresented groups. Visit this exhibit to learn more about some of these works!
Attention music researchers!
Through March 30, 2022, the University Libraries has a trial running for MGG Online
. MGG Online
builds on the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
(which the University Libraries has in print), offering new and updated content. MGG Online
’s content covers an array of topics not only in all areas of music but also in related fields, such as literature, philosophy, and the visual arts.
This is the time of year when librarians in the University Libraries begin to think about new e-resources for the next fiscal year, so your feedback will be most appreciated. Try it out and if you’d like to share your thoughts, please send your comments to Joan Stahl (email@example.com), Director, Research and Instruction, by 4/15/2022.
Mullen Library will be closed on Sunday, January 16, 2022, due to the forecast for a winter storm. Stay safe.
The University Libraries offers a trial of a rich and diverse collection of videos across the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The SAGE Video Collection is designed to support instruction, learning, and research in colleges and universities. The subject areas represented in this trial include business & management; counseling & psychotherapy; criminology & criminal justice; education; geography, earth & environmental science; health & social care; leadership; media & communication; nursing; politics & international relations; psychology, social work, and sociology. The videos range from documentaries to in-practice classes, interviews, tutorials, and raw observational footage.
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Effective May 24, 2021, study space reservations will no longer be needed to enter Mullen Library.
Mullen Library will be open to all who have a current CU ID. In accordance with DC and campus guidelines to protect themselves and those in our community who are unable to receive the vaccine, those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask at all times.
Library in-person services and schedules will be increasing throughout the summer as we hire and train more student employees. At the beginning of the summer, reservations will still be required to enter Mullen. The Stacks will open for browsing on Monday, May 17. While our circulation staff is still focusing on remote delivery of materials and contactless book pickup, to borrow books from the Stacks you may either use the self-check machine located in the lobby or leave books in bags provided at the circulation desk to be charged out and picked up at a later scheduled time. The current status of all library services can be found in our Libraries COVID-19 Information Guide.